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110 STAT. 2134 PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 Government may fill a vacant employment position in order to engage in a work activity described in subsection (d), "(2) No FILLING OF CERTAIN VACANCIES.—No adult in a work activity described in subsection (d) which is funded, in whole or in part, by funds provided by the Federal Government shall be employed or assigned— "(A) when any other individual is on layoff from the same or any substantially equivalent job; or "(B) if the employer has terminated the employment of any regular employee or otherwise caused an involuntary reduction of its workforce in order to fill the vacancy so created with an adult described in paragraph (1). "(3) GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE.— A State with a program funded under this part shall establish and maintain a grievance procedure for resolving complaints of alleged violations of paragraph (2). "(4) No PREEMPTION.— Nothing in this subsection shall preempt or supersede any provision of State or local law that provides greater protection for employees from displacement. "(g) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that in compl5niig with this section, each State that operates a program funded under this part is encouraged to assign the highest priority to requiring adults in 2-parent families and adults in singleparent families that include older preschool or school-age children to be engaged in work activities. "(h) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS THAT STATES SHOULD IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ON NONCUSTODIAL, NONSUPPORTING MINOR PARENTS.—It is the sense of the Congress that the States should require noncustodial, nonsupporting parents who have not attained 18 years of age to fulfill community work obligations and attend appropriate parenting or money management classes after school. " (i) REVIEW OF IMPLEMENTATION OF STATE WORK PROGRAMS. — During fiscal year 1999, the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate shall hold hearings and engage in other appropriate activities to review the implementation of this section by the States, and shall invite the Governors of the States to testify before them regarding such implementation. Based on such hearings, such Committees may introduce such legislation as may be appropriate to remedy any problems with the State programs operated pursuant to this section. 42 USC 608. "SEC. 408. PROfflBITIONS; REQUIREMENTS. "(a) IN GENERAL.— " (1) No ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES WITHOUT A MINOR CHILD.—^A State to which a grant is made rnider section 403 shall not use any part of the grant to provide assistance to a family— "(A) unless the family includes— "(i) a minor child who resides with a custodial parent or other adult caretaker relative of the child; or "(ii) a pregnant individual; and "(B) if the family includes an adult who has received assistance under any State program funded under this part attributable to funds provided by the Federal Government, for 60 months (whether or not consecutive) after